RV Travel Newsletter Issue 863

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 18th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily through advertising and voluntary subscription contributions from our readers. Thank you! U.S. shoppers: Shop at Amazon.com Canadian shoppers: Shop at Amazon.ca Issue 863 • Week of September 15-21, 2018   #rvtravel Editor’s corner With Chuck Woodbury…

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Man buys motorhome. Writes check. Drives off lot. Check bounces.

When 59-year-old Robert Schneider wrote out his check to Lazy Days RV in Seffner, Florida, for $246,445.51 for a 2014 Winnebago motorhome, we’ll bet it put a smile on the salesman’s face. And probably Robert Schneider’s also, when he drove off the lot in his new free motorhome. Yes, free, because it seems the check was worthless, reports WFTS. Detectives…

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Hiker killed by cougar in Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest

Almost 30,000 acres and 14 hiking trails, mostly south of Zigzag and Government Camp in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness area of Oregon’s Mount Hood National Forest, have been closed after a cougar was blamed for killing a hiker last week, as reported by Woodall’s Camground Management. Officials began hunting Thursday morning, September 13th, using mule teams and four trained dogs, for…

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Mount Rainier National Park entrance passes now available online

If you don’t like waiting in long lines to enter some national parks, National Parks Traveler has now made it possible to speed up the process by adding Mount Rainier National Park in Washington to the list of parks where you can purchase an entrance pass in advance online, NPT reported on Friday, September 14th. Available at YourPassNow, visitors must…

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Winnebago introduces Micro Minnie fifth wheel for midsize trucks

In a press release Thursday, Winnebago introduced a 7-foot wide Micro Minnie fifth wheel trailer aimed at owners of the growing midsize truck category. MIDDLEBURY, INDIANA, September 13, 2018 – Capitalizing on the success and industry-leading growth of the seven-foot-wide Micro Minnie trailer, Winnebago Towables is extending the concept into the fifth wheel market with the introduction of the Micro…

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Winnebago recalls motorhomes: Cabinet mirror may fall off

Winnebago Industries, Inc., is recalling certain 2018-2019 Winnebago Intent motorhomes. The cabinet mirror over the driver’s seat may not be properly secured, allowing the mirror to fall while moving. If the mirror falls, it can distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash. Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will install screws to secure the mirror to the overhead…

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